Transmission Line Mechanic-C-A
Company: American Electric Power
Posted on: November 19, 2021
**Position is posted as a range; Pay, title and grade will be based
on the qualifications of the individual selected**
Under direct supervision of a qualified person, perform all types
of work involved in the installation, maintenance, rearrangement,
operation, removal and inspection of de-energized electrical
transmission and distribution facilities. This essential functions
are not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of
supervision under all operating conditions. The following reference
is provided as a guideline for persons responsible for directing
the duties and responsibilities of assigned personnel, to assist in
the safety and development of employees, and is not intended to
limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all
operating conditions: DIRECT SUPERVISION - When a qualified person
is working with/hands-on with the person performing the designated
task. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION - When a qualified person is near the
structure/equipment and is in constant visual and/or verbal contact
to the person performing the designated task. GENERAL SUPERVISION -
An employee of equal or higher classification, knowledgeable of the
task at hand and not necessarily at the job site. QUALIFIED PERSON
- Line Mechanic or Supervisor who is knowledgeable of the task or
work to be performed, and is capable of performing the appropriate
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below:
1) Perform duties in accordance with the Company's safety rules,
regulations and practices and report unsafe conditions and
1. Report irregularities and abnormal conditions.
2. Patrol transmission lines using maps and drawings.
3. Use proper hand signals for line work as required
4. Perform all right-of-way control procedures in use of
2) Install, maintain and repair overhead lines.
1. Dig holes for poles, towers and anchors.
2. Set poles, tower below-ground components, and guy
3. Replace or stub poles, dead or energized.
4. Make up and install guys.
5. Assemble tower components on the ground and in the air.
6. Frame pole structures on the ground and in the air.
7. Perform all right-of-way control procedures in use of
8. Use proper methods to attach tools and materials to life ropes
and cables, for installation or use in the air.
9. Test and support poles before climbing as required.
10. Operate miscellaneous transmission motor-driven tools.
11. Select and apply proper knots.
12. Perform rigging and tying off ropes.
13. Use proper hand signals for line work as required.
3) Under direct supervision of a qualified person, assist in the
use of live line tools, bare-hand techniques, rubber gloves and
sleeves, and other accepted work methods to maintain transmission
1. Perform climbing maintenance on all transmission structures,
except on cross-arms carrying energized conductors.
4) Make up conductor and shield wire splices, dead-ends and
1. Identify conductor types and sizes. 2. Set up reels for
conductor installation. 3. Install conductors and shield wires
5) Maintain tools, equipment and work area in a clean and orderly
6) Assist employees of equal or higher classification.
7) Attend and participate in training as assigned and assist in the
training of other employees.
8) Perform similar or less skilled work.
9) Maintain records and submit reports as required.
1. Properly prepare right-of-way items on field drawings
10) Operate automotive equipment and its associated equipment as
authorized and directed by supervision.
1. Operate truck-mounted lifting/pulling devices. 2. Load and
unload poles, steel and other materials.
Education requirements are listed below:
- High school graduate or GEDWork Experience requirement listed
Minimum of one year transmission electrical power line work
experience, OR one year of related line experience defined as:
successful completion of a one year electrical power line school
certificate plus a minimum of 16 weeks internship or transmission
electrical power line experience, or an Associate degree from an
electrical power line school which includes a minimum of 16 weeks
internship or transmission electrical power line experience.
Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class A CDL is required
Requirements - Physical Demands: physical demands required for this
job include but not limited to:
- Minimum Requirement Line Mechanic Amount of Weight Lifted from
Floor/Ground to Waist Level - 75
- Amount of Weight to be Carried for 20 Feet - 60
- Amount of Weight Lifted to Chest Level - 50
- Amount of Weight Lifted to Eye Level - 30
- Distance to Walk Accumulated over the Course of an 8-Hour Shift
- 2 Miles
- Distance in Feet to Climb and Work on a Ladder/Structure - 100
- Distance in Feet to Ascend to and Work in a Bucket/Lift - 150
and Higher (Tested at 60')
- Ability to Discriminate between Colors Yes (Not Tested)
Physical demand level is Heavy
Keywords: American Electric Power, Longview , Transmission Line Mechanic-C-A, Other , Gilmer, Texas
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